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Redskins gamble on restricted free agents

The Redskins gambled this offseason, deciding that unrestricted free agents were more valuable than draft picks.

Updated: August 19, 2003, 5:36 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ASHBURN, Va. -- Throughout the NFL, where teams have been forced in recent rookie contract negotiations to respond to the revolutionary tactic employed by the Washington Redskins this spring, there are a lot of unprintable epithets for Dan Snyder's strategy of pirating away restricted free agents.

In the recently refurbished office of the Redskins owner, however, it is described in a terse two-word code.

Our Gamble, they call it here, and the handle is an appropriate one.

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